Rapier s.I was superseeded by Series II early in the year. 7,477 Series I models were built. Series II differs from the Series I by an completely changed traditional Talbot grille and flared tail fins which merged with distinctive full-length bodyside flashes. Mechanical changes include the adoption of a 1494-cc 73-bhp engine, called the Rallymaster. A Convertible version is also offered.